Official course description: Physiology is the branch of biological science that attempts to explain the phenomena displayed by living things (e.g. animals, plants). This course deals specifically with human physiology, with its main purpose to increase your knowledge and understanding of how the human body works. The course is organized to progress from the cellular level, to integrated system functioning (e.g., cardiovascular, pulmonary, etc.) to the total body. Numerous examples of related pathophysiology are presented to allow you to compare and contrast "diseased" vs. normal physiological functioning, thus reinforcing conceptual understanding of the material. Hopefully, upon successful completion of this course you will come to appreciate yourself as a "wonderfully made being."